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Should I remove The Sims?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,626
United States Rank #10,932
Reach 0.0253%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 129.93 days
732.69 days >
Average installed length: 384.97 days

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The Sims

What is The Sims?

The Sims is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.


The Sims is a program developed by Electronic Arts. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is Sims.exe. The software installer includes 11 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 51% of users of The Sims come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com/sims
Installation folder: C:\games\thesims
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\IsUninst.exe -f"C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Uninst.isu"

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims

Program executable:Sims.exe
Name:EA Games The Sims
The Sims Makin' Magic
Path:C:\Program Files\The Sims\Sims.exe
Additional files:
  • Sims.exe - EA Games The Sims (The Sims Makin' Magic)
  • ijl10.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library
  • dev-smm.exe
  • gimex.dll
  • Clcd16.dll
  • Clcd32.dll
  • Clokspl.exe
  • Dplayerx.dll
  • Drvmgt.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D124A613-2DCA-41D4-BD97-2AA19C48545C}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims?

Quickly and completely remove The Sims from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall The Sims from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program The Sims, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove The Sims.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.36%
Windows 8 14.97%
Windows Vista 9.89%
Windows XP 6.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.80%
Windows 8.1 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.23%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Canada 4.25%
  Brazil 3.80%
  Australia 3.58%
  Sweden 2.24%
  Indonesia 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Italy 1.79%
  New Zealand 1.34%
  Portugal 1.34%
  Israel 1.12%
  Iran 1.12%
  Poland 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.05%
Dell 20.54%
Acer 16.07%
ASUS 8.04%
Toshiba 5.80%
Samsung 3.57%
Lenovo 3.13%
NEC 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.82%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.91%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.91%
Hewlett-Packard CQ3321L 1.91%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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